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[영상] “You were a hero”… Mourning wave for rat who saved human life with mine detection

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Condolences are spreading in Europe over the death of the African goblin that found over 100 landmines in Cambodia.

The New York Times (NYT), an American daily, reported the death of an African goblin rat named ‘Magawa’ from London on the 11th (local time).

Born in Tanzania in 2013, Magawa received training from the Belgian non-governmental organization ‘APOPO (Anti-Personnel Detection and Development Organization)’.

It takes about four days for a human to detect a landmine on a land the size of a tennis court, but for a rodent like Maga, it takes 30 minutes.

Trained to detect buried landmines by smell, Magawa discovered more than 100 mines after being deployed to Cambodia in 2016.

It was the best achievement since the APOPO program, which trains animals to detect dangerous mines in humans, was launched.

Let’s see the video.

<제작 : 왕지웅·서정인>

<영상 : 유튜브·트위터>

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